Archive for July 6th, 2015

Pontefract Horse Racing Naps – 7 July 2015


Tuesday afternoon will see Pontefract Racecourse host seven highly competitive races. Pontefract is a turf course and the going is expected to be good. The current slate of horse racing naps comes from Sky Sports.

The standout race of the day is the clearly the 15:10 Stakes, given that it features a £40,000 prize fund. From the nine fillies entered, it is Temptress at 11/4 that is generating the most interest. The four-year-old has three firsts and two seconds in seven career races.

Coming straight after is the 15:40 King Richard III Handicap, a race that will have ten runners aged ten or older. Deauville Prince is expected to lead the charge for the £15,000 prize fund at odds of 4/1, having won its last race.

None of the horses entered in the 15:40 have been in particularly impressive form, making that race a tough one to call.

Coral Eclipse Winners 2015 – 4 July 2015


There is a lot of exciting news to get through in reviewing the Coral Eclipse winners from Saturday (4 July), so let’s jump straight into the UK horse racing results and payouts. The going was good to firm (good in places).

Flash Fire blazed into action with an 11/2 victory in the 13:25 Handicap. A win came next for 5/2 prospect Waady in the 14:00 Coral Charge, holding off 5/1 challenger Wind Fire.

Basem won next as 7/2 joint-favourite in the 14:35 Coral Challenge. Blond Me then won as a relative outsider at 10/1 in the 15:10 Coral Distaff.

Golden Horn then won as 9/4 favourite in the 15:45 Coral Eclipse, the marquee race of the afternoon. Stepping up next was 5/1 winner Eye Of The Storm in the 16:20 Coral Marathon. Chain Of Daises then won as the 5/2 joint-favourite in the 16:55 Handicap.

Chile Win 2015 Copa America


Argentina are now recovering from their major international final loss within 13 months. After losing last summer’s 2014 World Cup to Germany, fans were desperate for a win against Chile in Saturday’s final. But that was not to be, as Argentina lost 4-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Chile and Argentina came into the final with attacking talent on either side, which is why many viewers will have been surprised by a lack of goals. Argentina had demolished Paraguay 6-1 in their semi-final, and it appeared that they were at last finding their groove.

Over 120 minutes of play, Argentina could only hold 43% of possession and created just two shots on target from eight total attempts. Chile pressured Argentina for the entire game and were worthy winners of the first Copa America in their history, managing the feat in front of a home crowd in the football results yesterday (4 July).